Reader wants to know city’s other figures

I recently read an article in The Pipestone Flyer concerning the City of Wetaskiwin with a look back at 2016.

Dear editor,

I recently read an article in The Pipestone Flyer concerning the City of Wetaskiwin with a look back at 2016. It noted a zero tax increase. Fantastic!

However, the article went on to state that Wetaskiwin saw 117 new businesses for the year. My question is, how many jobs were lost?

It’s an irrelevant figure if we don’t have the whole picture to know if we gained or lost, overall. It’s like losing 15 pounds of weight but gaining 20 and simply telling everyone you lost 15. Wow! Not so great after all! Where’s the rest of the city report?

There was also a statement about construction projects that reads in part “…including Phase 4 of the Main Street Project and completion of 53rd street.”

In actuality, the 53rd street project dragged on so long that it didn’t get finished! The pavement under layer was installed between snows and freezing temps, with room left for the final paving in the spring.

As I live along that street where the old and new come together, we are subject to the constant ‘bang-crash’ of vehicles that bump from one height of pavement to the other, or rather many of them (especially trucks and towed trailers, conveyances whose wheels leave the ground) jump that sharp edge. That racket is very irritating, and it’s steady!

If you don’t know the jump is there so you can slow down, it’s hard on the vehicle too. A sign warning of the bump is in order, please, for drivers and homeowners alike.

L. Feldberg



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